News: Institute for NanoBioTechnology

Three WSE researchers awarded Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund grants

June 24, 2016

Three Whiting School of Engineering researchers have received grants from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. Sharon Gerecht, Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and associate director of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and Warren Grayson, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical […]

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Student researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source software

July 29, 2015

A summer research internship for undergraduates is not only helping them learn to build new lifesaving drug molecules and create new biofuels—it’s also testing the concept of a virtual research community. The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology—with the help of a $200,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation—has launched a first-of-its-kind training program in […]

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Tiny Lab Devices Could Attack Huge Problem of Drug-Resistant Infections

April 24, 2015

A Johns Hopkins engineer, supported by a major NIH grant, is leading a multi-institution team that wants to keep bacterial infections from dodging the dwindling arsenal of drugs that destroy the deadly microbes. The group’s goal is to build palm-size devices that can quickly figure out which germ is causing a hospital-linked infection and then […]

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ChemBE’s Sharon Gerecht receives inaugural President’s Frontier Award

January 29, 2015

Sharon Gerecht says that scientists always have different paths they would like to take with their research, but they usually have to stick to the roadmap for which they have funding. Now, as winner of the inaugural President’s Frontier Award, Gerecht is encouraged to break new research ground. “Now we have the opportunity to go in new […]

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David Gracias elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows

January 15, 2015

David Gracias has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are the most accomplished and distinguished leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Gracias, a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Russell Croft Faculty Scholar, and an affiliated faculty member of the […]

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Johns Hopkins invention provides up-close look at cancer on the move

November 3, 2014

Johns Hopkins engineers have invested a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths. By shedding light on precisely how tumor cells travel, the device could uncover new ways to keep cancer in […]

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Photo of woman using a bicycle-powered grain grinder in Tanzania.

Tackling the World’s Engineering Challenges

January 15, 2014

Armed with energy, knowledge and a desire to make a difference, teams of Whiting School students are traveling the globe as part of a program that matches their engineering acumen with the problems of the developing world. Under the auspices of the Global Engineering Innovation Program,  students have traveled to the riverside village of Nazaçu in […]

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